ICT Applied - A Level
Why choose A level ICT (Applied)?
This broad-based qualification provides a more vocational perspective to ICT and employs an investigative and problem-solving approach to its study.
The course provides students with a progression route to higher education and further training for employment. It offers students the chance to personalise their path of study and obtain a qualification that meets their individual aptitudes and interests. The A Level is made up of three mandatory units at AS and three further units at A2.
Through this course, the students become competent problem-solvers. These skills are transferable across a wide range of careers, as well as being applicable to jobs in technology, DTP, database administration and software development.
What will I study and learn?
While completing the AS course students will create a portfolio of different communications for an estate agency as well as a report on the different methods of communications available and the technologies that support them. The exam will look at how organisations, collect, disseminate and use information.
Students will also complete a research project looking at possible universities, courses and living arrangements in preparation for completion of UCAS. During A2 they will then design and create an interactive multimedia package, use DTP software to meet the exam board brief whilst using project management skills to plan the unit.
Students develop a wide range of skills required in ICT and apply these within work-related contexts. These include building an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT, developing presentation and project management skills, and understanding the need to work with others. They learn to apply their knowledge and understanding of ICT and use skills such as planning, research, evaluation and problem-solving in vocational contexts.
How is the course assessed?
Two units of coursework and a written exam.
Three units of coursework.
- Level: AS and A Level
- Examination Board: OCR
- Subject Leader: Miss C Kewley
- Course Leader: Miss C Kewley
- Entry Requirements: GCSE A*- C in 5 subjects (to include English and Mathematics). GCSE Grade B/Merit in GCSE/BTEC ICT
- AS Modules: 2 units of coursework and a written exam
- A2 Modules: 3 units of coursework
SIXTH FORM COURSES
A LEVELART AND DESIGN
ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART)
ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
SPORT (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS)
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